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How to install Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 17 5000 + Dual Boot Windows

Dell Inspiron 17 5000 Ubuntu

Here is How to install Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 17 5000. So without wasting time lets begin with the process of installing this Operating system on your Laptop.

About Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu is a free and open-source Linux Debian operating system.
  • Also, Ubuntu offers three editions Desktop, server, cloud, and Ubuntu core.
  • It provides new releases every 6 months while LTS has occurred every 2 years.
  • Ubuntu is developed by Canonical which provides free security updates and support to its users.
  • Furthermore, for installing Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on your Dell Inspiron 17 5000 you meet minimum requirements such as 2GB RAM, Dual Core Processor (2 GH) and 25 GB free space.

About Dell Inspiron 17 5000

  • Dell Inspiron 17 5000 comes with a 14-inch Full HD IPS display with a resolution of 1920 X 1080 pixels.
  • It is powered by 2.7-GHz Intel Core i5-7200U CPU with storage OF 1TB HDD and 8 DDR4 RAM which is upgradable to 16GB.
  •  According to Laptopmag’s battery test, It lasted for 5 hours and 52 minutes.
  • Finally, Windows 10 Home is pre-installed.

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Advantages of installing Ubuntu

  1. It is free of cost while the official Windows operating system is chargeable.
  2. Ubuntu is customizable while on Windows you can only customize some components.
  3. It is more secure.
  4. Runs without installing.
  5. Ubuntu is good for developers.
  6. It can be updated without restarting.
  7. Lastly, Ubuntu provides more resources.

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Instructions to install Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 17 5000

Make sure you have the latest Ubuntu Operating system Downloaded from the official Site, if not then download it from the official website.

1. Create a Bootable Disk

The downloaded ISO file is to be burned into a USB/DVD or flash drive which will be used to boot the computer.

Recommended drive – USB 

Tips to Boot a USB Device

Read also – Dell Inspiron 17 5000 Boot From USB for Linux and Windows

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  1. After installing Rufus simply select the ISO file from the file manager and accept all settings when the popup window appears.
  2. Select MBR partition scheme for BIOS or UEFI  and If your laptop has UEFI bios then select the other two options.
  3. For the Filesystem select NTFS  option and select if your PC has UEFI bios then select FAT32.
  4. The default Cluster size option should be selected.
  5. Make sure all three options including Quick Format, Create a Bootable disk using and Create extended labels and icon files are selected.
  6. Finally, start the process and this software will automatically format and create bootable USB flash drive.

2. Change Boot order to USB in Dell Inspiron 17 5000

  1. At boot, Press the F2 key (or alternatively press the F12 key then select the option to enter the BIOS setup).
  2. In POST Behavior, Select – Fastboot the select the Thorough option.
  3. In System Configuration -Select USB/Thunderbolt Configuration –Enable Thunderbolt Boot Support (Figure 2):
  4. Figure 2: Enable Thunderbolt Boot Support under the USB/Thunderbolt Configuration settings in the BIOS
  5. In the General Tab, Advanced Boot Configuration, check Enable Legacy Option ROMs & Enable UEFI Network Stack if not already checked (Figure 3):
  6. Figure 3: Enable UEFI Network Stack under the Advanced Boot Options settings in the BIOS
  7. Reboot the system, the USB Type-C device should now appear in the boot options.

Boot information provided by www.dell.com.

3. Boot from the Drive USB/DVD

  • After successfully booting your USB stick you need to turn off your Dell Inspiron 17 5000 to install Ubuntu on it.
  • Insert the USB in port and once you will restart your laptop the screen presenting “Try Ubuntu” and “Install Ubuntu” will be shown to you.
  • You can either try ubuntu or install Ubuntu, Although Try option is for testing the operating system this process will also take some time.
  • So if you are continuing with install Ubuntu then read the further guide.

4. Installing Ubuntu 18.04

There are many steps in the process of installing Ubuntu on your Dell Inspiron 17 5000 which will be provided step-by-step below,

1. Choosing Keyboard

  1. Choose a keyboard layout and click Continue and by default English option is selected.
  2. Now you have to choose a type of installation as there are two types – Normal and Minimal installation. In our case, we have preferred the normal installation.
  3. Downloading updates while installing must be turned off for a faster installation.
  4. install third-party software for graphics and Wi-Fi hardware, MP3 and additional media formats should be selected only is internet connection is available while installation.
  5. Finally, click continue to proceed.

2. Selecting the installation type

Installation options,

  1. Erase the whole disk and install the Ubuntu: It is the easiest way to install Ubuntu on your Dell Inspiron 17 5000. A fresh copy will be installed on your Laptop by erasing all the stored data on your PC.
  2. For security Encrypting new Ubuntu installation for security: Not to worry about this option as this option will ensure the security of your drives.
  3. Using LVM: LVM or Logical Volume Management
  4. Something Else: Use this option if you want to install Ubuntu along with existing Operating system such as Windows 10. In addition, only select this option if you are familiar with such technical task.

3. Creating Partitions for Something Else Option

  • To create the partition on your own you can click “New Partition Table
  • Click on Continue and create a /boot partition of size 1.5GB. Select free space and click on the “+” symbol for creating a new partition.
  • Now click on OK
  • Let’s create the /home partition of size more than 18GB.
  • Next, create partitions /  of 6GB and /var of 4GB by using the process we have discussed with you.
  • Lastly, Create the swap area partition of 2GB.
  • Check that all the partitions are made correctly or not. Once you have created the partitions successfully you can proceed to the further steps by clicking Install Now.

5. Selecting Time Zone

Choose the desired time zone and click on continue

6. Providing user credentials

Give your information to the page prompted to you. The page will ask your name, computers name, username, and the password. Finally, click on continue to begin the process of installing Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on your Dell Inspiron 17 5000.

7. Start installation

Installation may take around 5 to 10 minutes on your Dell Laptop which may depend on the speed of Laptop.

8. Restart and Login

Restart your computer and enter the login details you have provided previously in User credentials.

Welcome to Ubuntu

install ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 17 5000

In conclusion, we have successfully installed Ubuntu 18.04 on your Dell Inspiron 17 5000. Now you can enjoy a new operating system on your Laptop.

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